The Best Sustainable Furniture That Doubles As Storage
Storage For The Bedroom, Playroom, & Beyond
Pillows and blankets strewn over sofas, kids’ toys along the playroom floor, or the pile of clothes that never seems to get organized in the bathroom—while we want our home to feel “lived in,” we don’t necessarily want the clutter that comes along with it.
That’s why we’re big fans of storage furniture; these multifunctional pieces help us stay organized and tidy! We’ve rounded up seven of the best sustainable brands carrying bedroom storage furniture to storage stools to office or kitchen storage needs. Now these are investment pieces worth getting.
If you’re looking for more eco-friendly pieces, check out our guide to sustainable furniture to add to your home!
Furniture Range | Storage benches, ottomans, stools, tables, kids’ furniture Ethics | Certified B Corp, carbon-neutral shipping, reclaimed & vintage options Prices Starting At | $50
Etsy is a treasure trove for sustainable furniture, especially pieces using vintage or reclaimed materials. This certified B Corp carries thousands of storage benches, tables, and kids’ furniture (like this handcrafted shelf from BushAcres)—so you can keep the mess out of sight in every room. Many makers also accept custom or made-to-measure orders, too. Best of all, Etsy orders ship carbon-neutral.
Furniture Range | Storage benches, side tables, coffee tables Ethics | Sustainably sourced hardwood Prices Starting At | $295
Burrow’s pieces are as conscious as they are clever. With a focus on modular and multifunctional furniture, you can find storage benches, side tables, and coffee tables in this collection. The wood is all sustainably sourced, without any dangerous chemicals or flame retardants. Clear up or compartmentalize your space in no time.
Furniture Range | Storage beds, tables Ethics | Ethically made in the USA, FSC certified wood & bamboo, USDA certified bio-based polish, supports environmental initiatives Prices Starting At | $875
Medley’s motto is “made for living, made to last.” Every piece of furniture here is essentially made-to-order, using responsibly sourced wood, regenerative bamboo, and natural finishes. (And for every tree Medley uses, the team plants three in its place!) The storage bed and modular shelf coffee table are two of our standout choices here. Medley offers free swatches, payment plans, and free design help.
Furniture Range | Storage benches, ottomans, beds, tables, stools Ethics | Secondhand & upcycled options, scholarship program Prices Starting At | $185
Chairish is our go-to marketplace for one-of-a-kind secondhand furniture. From storage stools to ottomans (like this boucle California piece), you can find exactly what you need, filtering by style, category, or price. No matter what you pick, it’s sure to be high-quality, as each piece is expertly curated and reviewed before going live. Chairish touts both payment plans and a buyer guarantee.
5. What We Make
Furniture Range | Storage benches, entryway pieces, custom orders Ethics | Locally handmade in IL, reclaimed materials, no or low VOC finishes Prices Starting At | $545
Based in Illinois, What We Make has been a family-owned business for more than 15 years. Five years ago, the team pivoted to use only reclaimed wood from old Midwestern barns. Every piece is made-to-order with your choice of length, metal color, and backing—and the company accepts custom orders, too. Check out What We Make for all your entryway storage needs, whether you have a mud room or not!
Furniture Range | Storage chaises & couches, benches, ottomans, beds, chairs Ethics | Artisan-made in Mexico, responsibly sourced materials, supports environmental initiatives Prices Starting At | $399
For stylish and sustainable storage furniture, Joybird is a cut above the rest. Yes, you can find storage ottomans and benches here—but more importantly, the biz has sectionals and sofas with storage! Most are customizable to your preferred color and orientation, or you can choose from its “ready to ship” inventory. Rest easy knowing your new storage piece is ethically and responsibly made.
7. West Elm
Furniture Range | Storage tables, beds, benches, stools Ethics | Reclaimed & FSC certified materials, responsibly made Prices Starting At | $140
A coffee table with a hidden compartment? A bed with sleek side storage? Patio furniture that hides away pool toys or BBQ equipment? You can find it all at West Elm! This global brand focuses on sustainable and fair trade production whenever possible, and many of the pieces here are made with reclaimed or FSC certified wood. We love, too, that you can buy matching sets of storage furniture.
Featured image via What We Make
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